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What happens when a dog drinks Gatorade? Gatorade can be harmful to dogs. The ingredients can upset the stomach and kidneys, cause diarrhea, or can lead to dehydration in a dog’s body from not being able to process it correctly.
What type of Gatorade is good for dogs? While a drink of Gatorade will not be harmful or toxic to your dog, water is always the best choice. Keep in mind that besides electrolytes and carbs, human sports drinks like Gatorade can also contain artificial colors and flavors. During normal everyday activity, a dog does not need to drink Gatorade.
Can you give a dog Gatorade or Pedialyte? Dogs should not be given Gatorade or other electrolyte sports drinks that are formulated for humans. While Pedialyte has its own caveats for when it is safe to be used, it is much safer for use in dogs than other human electrolyte replacement drinks, such as Gatorade and Powerade.
Can I give my dog Gatorade for vomiting? You wrote that your dog had vomiting and diarrhea and your vet recommended Gatorade and want to know if it is okay to give Gatorade. The answer is yes, you can give Gatorade to your dog.